Beauty & Salon
Today’s chaotic lifestyle and work situation have increased the stress level of people. This has resulted in many people approaching a salon and spa to completely de-stress themselves and also enhance their looks.
The overall design of your salon should be created by a professional designer or an architect. A spa needs to be somewhat compartmentalized. Spas are usually divided into a series of rooms that are used as changing and showering facilities, treatment rooms, consultation rooms and so on. Separate treatment rooms are needed for wet and dry services. While good overhead lighting is needed in treatment rooms both before and after services are rendered, it should be softly diffused. During procedures like massage and hydrotherapy, the overhead lights should be turned off and an alternate, the softer light source should be turned on to create an atmosphere of relaxation and peace. Adequate ventilation is also a must, as is hot and cold running water so aestheticians can mix dry products or dampen towels during treatment without leaving the room. Finally, the treatment room should have its own sound system, on which relaxing music or nature’s sounds should be played. Screens in the form of wood or sheer fabrics help segregate spaces without compromising on the fluidity of the space. There also could be a retail area to sell spa products.
- Color – Warm, inviting earth tone walls in the waiting room will help set the mood. Darker tones in your treatment rooms will add a peaceful atmosphere. Floral colors complement earth tones very well.
- Window Coverings – Sheers or lace curtains in waiting room windows give to let in natural light. It is very important to keep the treatment room dark and not let sunlight in. Heavier curtains or curtains with blackout lining will be the perfect choice for these windows.
- Seating – It is important that your customers feel relaxing. Cozy chairs and little couches in colors that compliment your earth-tone décor are a lovely choice. Wicker chairs help to flatter the natural feel.
- Lighting – The more natural light the better. Dim lighting should be resorted to in the treatment rooms as it will help the person absolutely relax during the massaging session. Wall sconces are the perfect lighting fixtures for the treatment room. Including aromatherapy candles is also a good idea as it spreads an aura of subtle lighting and fragrance in the room.
- Waterworks – make sure it has seating in it that will accommodate the most natural relaxing pose near the thermostat and other adjusting knobs. Also, have this stationed near privacy enabled, sunshine streaming window and give yourself a chance for some Vitamin D.
- Tile Floor and Walls – they should be easy to use and clean and skid-free. A deep blue tile or any other one in a calming tone works well Mosaic on walls looks good.
- Separate Bathroom Amenities – This should definitely be an exclusive side door entrance that can only be accessed through the spa, but in no way should be open and visible while in the spa.
- Stylish Storage – a place where we can display rolled towels, products, robes for guests, etc. This shelving should be open, to continue the open sense of a spa room. Make it cohesive and keep it maintained and it will easily stay an attractive section of your spa.
- Props – A nice bowl of potpourri, fresh flowers in a vase and aroma oils in lamps add a nice finishing touch. Aroma candle lit in treatment rooms add soft dim lighting. Massage and facial tables should have a light and comfortable blanket for clients to use.
One can opt for thematic décor depending on your personal choice.
- Tropical Resort – gives the beach feel since most people like a relaxing getaway. The design concept includes palm trees, the scents of tropical fruits, and the sound of rolling waves. Wood or wicker furniture is used and there are rustic yet colorful floral elements to create the feel of the ocean.
- Classic Glamour – depicts a particular era of elegance such as the twenties or forties. It’s very clean and stylish. The color palette is a combination of neutral and gold or contrast of black and white; luxurious chandeliers for lighting, plush and elegant seating, high-quality wood fixtures, and stone or porcelain baths complete the look.
Also, remember that a minimalist approach to decorating a spa will help the overall ambiance. Don’t let the room become cluttered. Make sure that the equipment for your spa is up to date within a few years. Clients should automatically feel the effects of the relaxing atmosphere created by warm yet toned-down lighting, the calming scents of essential oils and of course, the soothing background music or nature sounds, as soon as they enter the Spa.